DUDH KUNDA HOME STAY TREKKING

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destination Everest
duration 9 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 4560m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tent/Homestay
season Autumn/spring

DUDH KUNDA HOME STAY TREKKING

This is a rare opportunity to visit a remote, peaceful, and less explored region in Nepal. A spiritual journey to Dudh Kunda is believed to cure infertility and wash away past sins!

This trek takes you to Dudh Kunda (meaning milk lake) situated at the base of Numbur Himal (6958m) in the remote SoluKhumbu region and offers magnificent panoramic views of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Ranges. 

Sherpa Expedition and Trekkings out of the way home-stay trek offers you amazing perspectives of the eastern Himalayan Range and the giant of all mountains – Mt. Everest (8848m). As well as an amazing cultural journey exploring various villages and their different ethnic backgrounds, there is also a diverse range of wildlife and fauna to keep you fascinated and enthralled. 

This is a lower altitude trek takes you to Dudh Kunda Lake, also known as Shoring Yul Lha (Tibetan – meaning Defender of Solu area), a place of significant importance to Buddhist and Hindu travelers. It is believed that Dudh Kunda Lake has the power to absolve one from their past sins and to cure infertility. You can be assured that plunging into the ice-cold water will definitely wake you up! 

Trekking through rhododendron forests in full pink bloom, especially in spring, is in startling contrast to the otherwise green landscape. If luck is on your side you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Snow Leopard. It is more likely you will see Mountain Thar, bears, pheasants, and the ever-present yak while trekking along ancient trade routes. This region is home to various castes, such as Gurung, Sherpas, Magars and Khaling Rai, each with their own beliefs and traditions.

The Dudh Kunda Home Stay Trek begins in Phaplu following a trail through Ringmo (mostly Tibetan people), Sarsar Beni (3800m ) and Junbesi before reaching Dudh Kunda. 
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking were established in 1977 and for more than 40 years have maintained a  reputation as one of Nepal’s top tour operators. We guarantee this off-the-beaten-track will live up to your expectations.

Key Features of Dudh Kunda Home Stay Trek

  • Ascend Pikey Peak - one of the best viewpoints in Nepal.
  • Gain stunning views from Mt. Kanchenjunga to the Annapurna Massif.
  • Visit Dudh Kunda (a lake - sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu religions. (A dip will wash away your sins!)
  • Combine wilderness camping with nights in local tea houses.
  • Experience true Sherpa hospitality in authentic villages.
  • Learn about Himalayan Buddhism at the Thupten Choling and Chiwong Monasteries.

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking who will take you to your 3 star hotel. You can rest at you hotel or stroll around Thamel and do some last minute shopping and take in the sights.
Today, we will spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with our guide. We will visit Pashupatinath, which is regarded as the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal and where pilgrims worship Lord Shiva (situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River), Bouddhanath, a Buddhist temple known as ‘Little Tibet’ and then on to Swayambhunath known as the Monkey Temple. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu’s famous Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and located in front of the old royal palace. Upon arriving back at your hotel you may have time to do some last-minute
Our journey begins with a scenic flight to Phaplu giving you an opportunity to take in the landscape and terrain from above. Shortly after arriving at Phaplu we will begin our trek climbing up and through rhododendron forest and across low hills until we reach Ringmo where we will stay the night.
Today we follow a trail that takes us 1000 meters higher to Sarsar Beni where we will find a suitable camping site in which to spend the night.
The trail today takes us to the holy lake of Dudh Kunda from where you can see the snow covered peaks of Mt. Numbur (6959m) and Mt. Karyalung (6681m) and other nearby lower altitude mountains. After taking in the views and capturing our memories on film, we will return to Sarsar Beni where we will stay the night in a tent.
The first leg of our trek today takes us to Pare Danda (2061m) from where we have incredibly beautiful views of the nearby mountains. Our trek eventually takes us to Junbesi where we will stay the night. we can appreciate the incredible perspective on the mountain very close. The exceptional perspective on the mountains from here will be extraordinarily satisfying for everybody. We will proceed with our trek until we reach Junbesi where we will go through the night.
Leaving Junbesi we initially head to Beni and then climb to Phaplu where we will stay the night.
Today we get another taste of flying above the mountains and a chance to say goodbye to the SoluKhumbu Region. On arrival in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you back to your hotel where you can catch up on that hot shower or roam around Thamel and do some last-minute shopping – or visit a bar or café for a drink!
Our representative will take you to the airport around 3 hours before departure. This is only ‘farewell’ until we see you again for your next expedition into the Himalaya region.

SERVICES

Costs Included:

  • Airport picks- up & drop off by the private vehicle.
  • Three night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with tea & coffee.
  • Tent and tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. We will provide fully waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining tables, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.
  • Boiled and purified drinking water for the trek.
  • Flight Kathmandu-Phaplu-Kathmandu.
  • Trekking permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • A Government Licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, cook, kitchen helper, required number of porters, climbing Sherpa and their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicines and their transport.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Use of sleeping bags, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Pole (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after the trip complete).
  • Government Taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided sightseeing tour with private vehicles.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

Costs Excluded:

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your Personal Expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses homestay. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

Dudh Kunda Homestay is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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2 Pax USD 970
3 Pax USD 950
4 - 6 Pax USD 910
7 - 12 Pax USD 880
13 - 18 Pax USD 860
19 - 24 Pax USD 850
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Dudhkunda Lake Trek - although it was physically intense, was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The scenery and culture are just incredible.

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